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@AsiaTodayNews 32 tigers rescued from Malaysia zoo: Official: KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIAN wildlife of... - #Asia #News

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIAN wildlife officials rescued 32 tigers and a number of lions, along with other animals, from what they called on Tuesday a dirty and cramped private zoo. Zaaba Zainol Abidin, deputy director general of the wildlife and national parks department, said the animals, including 32 hybrid Siberian-Bengal tigers, were kept at the Saleng Zoo in southern Johor state in filthy conditions. 'The design is bad. The water wasn't being changed, and it's so dirty. Even the droppings they didn't clean,' he told AFP. The rescued animals are being transferred to a public zoo in Malacca and a wetland reserve in central Selangor state over several days, he said. He put the number of lions at eight or nine, and said crocodiles, bears and a black panther were also rescued after wildlife authorities refused to renew the zoo's permits to keep the mostly endangered animals. M...

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